On November 11, we take time to remember those who have served and made sacrifices for Canada during times of war and conflict. But how do we remember? And what does this tell us about our society, history and culture? Explore these e-books and e-resources from UBC Library’s collections which invite us to broaden our understanding around topics of war, memory, and commemoration.
Want to learn more about Remembrance Day? UBC Library has a wealth of other primary resources.
Check out the First World War database that brings together digitized historical materials, including diaries, letters, posters, as well as digitized everyday artifacts that the user can explore in 3 dimensions virtually.
Or to get more insight into the daily lives of those who lived through wars, browse through Mass Observation Online, an archive of diaries and field notes recorded in a revolutionary social research project between 1937-1965 that enlisted citizen volunteers to document their everyday experiences and observations.
You can also explore the World War I and II poster collection and the World War I British press photograph collection from Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library, hosted on our Open Collections platform.
Take part in UBC’s own commemoration event, a virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th at 10:45am. You can watch the livestream here.